In-brief: Seven years after the Stuxnet worm proved that attacks on industrial environments was possible, many industrial and manufacturing firms still lack basic elements of an effective information security strategy, a new report finds.
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In-brief: Security firm FireEye is claiming to have discovered proof-of-concept malicious software that targets industrial control systems software that is used to operate critical infrastructure worldwide.
The nation-backed hacker group behind the TRITON/TRISIS malware attack is increasing its nefarious activity, putting critical infrastructure systems in danger of future cyber attacks, according to Dragos Security.
In this industry perspective, Thomas Hofmann of Flashpoint says that sensational coverage of advanced persistent threat (APT) actors does little to help small and mid sized firms defend their IT environments from more common threats like cyber criminals. The key to getting cyber defense right is understanding the risks to your firm and prioritizing investments to protect critical IT assets.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:05 — 48.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast (#87) we speak with Priscilla Moriuchi of the firm Recorded Future about China’s efforts to cover up delays in publishing information on serious and exploitable software security holes. Joe Slowick of the firm Dragos Security joins us to talk about the hacking groups targeting industrial control systems and Ken Munro of the firm Pen Test Partners tells us why the UK’s new report on securing the Internet of Things isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.